We have a wonderful store in Chicago called Fleet Feet Sports. Truly an American success story. The owner began with a dream and 1 small store in Chicago. Now he has stores all over the United States. Amazing!
About twice a year, Fleet Feet has an evening fashion show to showcase all the new styles that are coming in for the season. It's a lot of fun. The last show was held the first of December. A design detail that they mentioned quite often and which also stood out to me was thumb holes, in tops as well as jackets.
I love thumb holes! When I ski, it's a must for me. The thumb hole holds my sleeve in place and gives added warmth to my hands. Same holds true for my morning walks. when I start my walk, I'm cold, but once I warm up, I then just roll the extra length back and it helps to cool my body. As much as I love thumb holes in my athletic wear, I love them in casual t-shirts too.
I poked around on Pinterest and was surprised to find so many examples, so I thought I would share them with you as well.
Below is an example they were especially excited about at Fleet Feet. Rather than the hole being in the cuff of the sleeve, it's just an added piece of fabric.
Here's an easy way to add a thumb hole to a sweatshirt cuff.
Love the styling on this thumb hole extension.
Although there is an opening for the thumb, this one is designed to still keep the cold out if the thumb hole is not being used.
This added strip is even easier to do than the first example.
This could be added to a purchased or previously made top or sweatshirt. The pop of color would also be fun.
I thought this one was interesting. The thumb hole is actually hidden in the zippered cuff. What a great design detail!
Another pop of color and a fun detail. A"v" shaped inset was added along with another strip to allow for an opening.
From Lulumon, the cuff with a thumb hole is the perfect place to hide and hold keys, credit cards and identification.
This was an ad for Fossil watches. The added length for the thumb hole was attached with a zipper for easy viewing of the watch.
Another jacket with a thumb hole. Elastic around the hand helps to keep the cold out. There's also a hidden zippered pocket included.
Hope you found that a little interesting :)
Hope you can find a little time to get out this week and enjoy nature. And if you do...stay warm!
Have a wonderful week!